Richard Lowell Messer, Sr, of Rutledge, died November 22, 2020. He was a native of Waynesville, NC. Mr. Messer was born February 12, 1947 to Mark and Alma Messer. He was married to the late Phyllis McBee Messer. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Later he worked in the construction industry.
Mr. Messer is survived by his children, Stephanie AustinPhillip Messer, Leslie Backus, Steven Messer. He also leaves two sisters, Odessa and Nancy, as well as 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Lowell Messer, Jr.
A memorial service was held at Rutledge Baptist Church on Saturday, November 28 at 11am.